Outcome of primary tumor in patients with synchronous stage IV colorectal cancer receiving combination chemotherapy without surgery as initial treatment Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols
  • Colorectal Neoplasms
  • Palliative Care

abstract

  • Most patients with synchronous, stage IV CRC who receive up-front modern combination chemotherapy never require palliative surgery for their intact primary tumor. These data support the use of chemotherapy, without routine prophylactic resection, as the appropriate standard practice for patients with neither obstructed nor hemorrhaging primary colorectal tumors in the setting of metastatic disease.

publication date

  • July 10, 2009

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3646319

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1200/JCO.2008.20.9817

PubMed ID

  • 19487380

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 3379

end page

  • 84

volume

  • 27

number

  • 20